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February 16, 2017
Gonzo’s Quest from NetEnt will become the first VR slot on real money
Developer and supplier of online casino content NetEnt launches connections with virtual reality and introduces new technologies for online gambling. The company management was happy to announce the release of the first virtual slot from NetJent for real money. The developer of digital decisions for the gambling industry NetEnt declared that one of their most popular products, the Gonzo’s Quest slot, will be the first slot of virtual reality on real money.
Per Eriksson, the CEO of NetEnt, commented on the decision: “We are firmly convinced that the future of online games belongs to Virtual Reality. We made our own research and we follow the market of technologies, therefore our decision is dictated by today’s tendencies. Taking it into account, we made a step in the direction of development of the first VR slot on real money. It is an important milestone for NetEnt and the gambling industry in general”.
NetEnt also added that popularity of technologies of virtual reality among consumers increases. Research shows that online players begin to look for alternative, more fascinating play experience in casinos.
The fans of online gambling certainly know such famous slot as Gonzo’s Quest. So, the virtual version of the game is a respond of the Swedish manufacturer to the growing demand in international industry of igaming. According to the company NetEnt, the WebVR technology will be ready to support virtual gameplay at a basic level in the 2017-2018 timeframe. The new product will be added to multichannel offers in the NetEnt portfolio in the near future.
On ICE Totally Gaming in 2016, the Swedish developer talked about five basic concepts on which the company plans to focus in the future. One of these points was the creation of slot machines in a virtual reality. With the free trial of the famous and popular slot Jack and the Beanstalk, the company demonstrated how new technology can dramatically change the state of affairs in the area of online gaming.
NetEnt presented a prototype of the game Gonzo’s Quest on ICE Totally Gaming at ExCel London on February 7th- 9th, 2017.
Let’s note that the Gonzo’s Quest gaming machine was provided to the public in 2010 for the first time. But the popularity of this slot continues to grow, despite the appearance of new titles from NetEnt. Therefore, the company chose it for adaptation under virtual reality technology.